A cafe has said a huge thank you to its customers for their support after it was forced to shut when a car smashed into it.

Sweet Revenge Coffee and Cakes in Blackrod had only been open for four months when the crash happened into the front of it on November 22 last year. 

Its owners, partners Simon Woodhead and Natasha Jenkins, were left shocked when a passing car crashed into its shop front

However, Simon and Natasha have got the cafe back on its feet after it was closed for a month, due they say in no small part to help from its community. 

The Bolton News: Customers at the cafeCustomers at the cafe (Image: Public)

Simon said: "We managed to get back open, it was a slow start at first. 

"When the crash happened, it was so close to rent being due. Our biggest fear was the shop was going to go. Now, as each day goes, we see a lot more faces and more people. 

"We went through a bit of a dark spell, the future of shop was bleak, we had only just opened and thought it was going to be huge, but then were devastated. 

The Bolton News: The crashThe crash (Image: Sweet Revenge)"We put a few posts on Facebook saying that we were closed and doing our best and we were flooded with messages." 

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Due to insurance issues, they still haven't managed to entirely fix the front of the shop, so the cafe is currently inaccessible to disabled people. 

The Bolton News: Making a coffeeMaking a coffee (Image: Public)

He added: "Steve Bell, a driving instructor, does Talking Football, for men's mental health. They rallied together and made a donation to us.

"He came in one day and started serving coffees to people, talking to them and making sure they had everything. The football players came in as well.

"Also had a local who lives across the road, Naff Higson, he is a boxer who has a few events coming up. 

The Bolton News: The damage to the shop, which had only been open for four monthsThe damage to the shop, which had only been open for four months (Image: Sweet Revenge)

"We've got quite a good relationship, so I made a joke that he should have our name on his shorts. He turned around and said he's already started doing it, and that I had just ruined the surprise!" 

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Simon added: "We were back open in mid-December. We found ourselves needing income, or we would have no shop. 

"Also, we have a lot of regulars here who rely on us. It is a blow to them if we are not open, as it gets them out, gets them going. 

"We are a coffee shop so everyone is welcome. 

"But you don't have to buy a coffee, you can come and sit in, and people understand 100 per cent that anyone can come in."